U.K. Subs - Live Kicks

U.K. Subs - Live Kicks

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK LP 1980 (Stiff - MAIL 1)
UK CD 2016 (Captain Oi! - AHOY SUBS CD3)

1 B.I.C. 2:02
2 I Couldn't Be You 2:03
3 I Live In A Car 1:14
4 Tomorrows Girls 2:20
5 Stranglehold 2:16
6 Illegal 15 1:19
7 C.I.D. 2:24
8 No Rules (Victim) 1:23
9 Lady Esquire 1:55
10 Telephone Numbers 1:23
11 World War 2:06
12 Disease 1:43
13 Stranglehold (Encore) 2:00
CD Bonus Tracks - 1977 Demo
14 Telephone Numbers 1:10
15 Tomorrows Girls 2:27
16 Stranglehold 1:58
17 Disease 1:08

Chart Placings




The U.K. Subs formed in August 1977 attracted by the idea of the punk movement. Although they have attained a sizeable following, they continue to remain as accessible and give just as good a time as they did two years ago; it is this accessibility and honesty which should not be dismissed lightly. Now with the emergence of young and enthusiastic bunk bands like THE COOCKNEY REJECTS, K.9'S and the resurrection of THE DAMNED and SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS, it presents a healthy antidote to the current tiresome MOD revival. This recording was made at The Roxy Club in December 1977 before any demos or singles had been cut. It captures them at their raw and raucous best. Mark Chatterton 31.12.79

Produced by Mike Berry

Additional Credits

Charlie Harper - vocals
Nicky Garratt - guitar
Steve Slack - bass
Rory Lions - drums

Recorded 31st December 1977

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The first of all-too many concert albums, Live Kicks dates from the Roxy in December 1977 and shows the band in a restrained frame of mind, and is for fans only. To be fair, it does contain a song not isssued elsewhere, 'Illegal 15'. Originally available via mail order, it has been reissued many times. Two songs from this set had previously been issued on the Farewell To The Roxy compilation in 1978.

Additional Notes

This was also issued as part of a weird split album, Recorded Live In London, and (much later) in its own right as: Live At The Roxy Club; Strangle Hold and World War.


U.K. Subs - Live Kicks UK LP 1980 (Stiff - MAIL 1)U.K. Subs - Live Kicks UK LP 1980 (Stiff - MAIL 1)

UK LP 1980 (Stiff - MAIL 1). Click here for more

U.K. Subs - Live Kicks - UK CD 2016 (Captain Oi! - AHOY SUBS CD3) U.K. Subs - Live Kicks - UK CD 2016 (Captain Oi! - AHOY SUBS CD3)

UK CD 2016 (Captain Oi! - AHOY SUBS CD3). Click here for more


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